STEM Programs and Resources for Teachers

Teacher participating in the STEM Discovery Lab's teacher training program

STEM programs for teachers are intensive summer institutes and school-embedded teacher professional learning to:

  • Enrich K-12 math and science curriculum with computing and engineering
  • Design lab activities that integrate mathematics, science, and computational practices
  • Develop teaching strategies that are culturally relevant to all learners. 
Contact & VISIT

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the goal of the Creative Computing Challenge program is to improve teaching and learning in computing-related programs at the Career and Technical Education centers in New Hampshire.  Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers learn to integrate aspects of computational thinking practices into their on-going curriculum when they engage students, including non-traditional computer science students, in personally relevant and meaningful project-based learning.

Location & Dates

Location: North Conway (Summer Institute), and Wolfeboro, Concord, North Conway, and UNH STEM Discovery Lab - Manchester (school year workshops)
Dates: July 18 – July 26 (Summer Institute) & 2016-207 school year workshops and support 

  • Support for the program is provided by the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR), RII Track 3 and NH EPSCoR, Award # IIA-1348352.
  • Funded by the NSF EPScoR RII Track 3 program, the project is a collaboration between UNH STEM Discovery Lab, Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education, Cooperative Extension, NH EPSCoR, and NH DOE Bureau of Career Development.

For more information contact: Rosabel Deloge, Professional Development Coordinator, 603 475 8992.

Inquiry Teaching Methods
March 8 - May 10 | Manchester, NH

 

Participants will learn the fundamentals of inquiry-based instruction and how to integrate NGSS science practices including how to ask investigable questions, planning an investigation and sharing results. You will conduct an inquiry investigation on their own and learn how to “shift” or change existing science activities into authentic inquiry-based activities that integrate NGSS science and engineering practices.  This 24 hour course includes 7 classes on Wednesday evenings from 3:30-6:30.  Class meets on March 8, 15, 22, 25, 29, April 12 and May 10.  One full day class is on March 25 from 9-4pm. All classes are at the UNH STEM Discovery Lab at Manchester. Registration Required; Space is limited.

Register Online

Location:
UNH STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commercial St
Manchester, NH 03101 

Fee:
$250 per person
Scholarships Available

Sponsored by:
UNH Cooperative Extension

For more information:
Sarah Grosvenor
sarah.grosvenor@unh.edu
603-641-4120

Manchester is a regional site for the Mobile CS Principles Professional Development program, which is NSF-funded and offered by the STEM Discovery Lab in collaboration with the UNH Manchester Computing Technology program.

High school teachers participate in the summer workshop and school year PD activities to pilot the Mobile CS Principles course designed to help broaden participation in computer science among high school girls and underrepresented minorities.

Location & Dates

Location: UNH STEM Discovery Lab and online
Dates: June 27 – July 22 (Summer Workshop) & 2016-2017 school year workshops and support
Support for this program is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant Nos. CNS-1240841 and CNS-1440947.

For more information contact:  Karen Jin, Program Director and Assistant Professor of Computer Science.

STEM Docent Creative Computing Challenge Training
April 6 - April 13 | Manchester, NH

 

STEM Docents are individuals trained to deliver high quality STEM programming to youth around New Hampshire. Join our team for the next STEM Docent training! This training will focus on engaging youth with computer coding through mobile application development. Already work with youth? The training may also be taken as professional development. PD hours and CEU documentation available.

Registration coming soon!

Location:
UNH STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commercial St
Manchester, NH 03101 

Fee:
Volunteer track: paid for by UNH Cooperative Extension
Professional Development: $250

Sponsored by:
UNH Cooperative Extension

For more information:
Sarah Grosvenor
sarah.grosvenor@unh.edu
603-641-4120

Stream Safari Training
May 11 & 12 | Manchester, NH

 

Stream Safari provides a series of hands-on, minds-on lessons that provide an introduction to the science of stream ecology. Scientists use various techniques to study streams and within Stream Safari students will have opportunities to conduct stream assessments which fall into 3 categories: biological, physical and chemical. Each of these assessments will provide a particular set of water quality data. The culminating activity provides a time for reflection on our human impact on the stream ecosystem. The overarching question of Stream Safari is to investigate whether or not the water body being studied is healthy.

Register Online

Location:
UNH STEM Discovery Lab
88 Commercial St
Manchester, NH 03101 

Fee:
$125/person including Project WET/Wild Aqatic certification and books.

Sponsored by:
UNH Cooperative Extension

For more information:
Sarah Grosvenor
sarah.grosvenor@unh.edu
603-641-4120